In 2005 we changed our lifestyle and became full-time travelers ever since.
In different mobile homes we rolled through North Africa, South America, Russia, Mongolia, China,
Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Southern Africa and North America.
The future: We remain nomadic and let every day take us by surprise.
We hope that all of you have fun in virtually traveling with us.
Edy and Brigitte
02.28.2018 News: Beach life at the Baja California Sur
Baja California - secluded, not touristy, easy to reach beaches and sipping Margaritas during exchange travel experiences.
jumping fish swarm
ready for catching
Playa La Ventana with hot pools.
Kitsurf in La Ventana
Monika has everything under control.
tree trunk shaped by the wind
long term camper
caravan built yourself
Caffe El Triunfo
Edy with his new friend.
looking for a prey
SUP for 2
camp at Playa Tecolote
Cirus truck camper at sunset
on the way with building material
tourist excursion with horses
pelican in flight
Restaurant Tres Virgenes, La Paz
Restaurant Tres Virgenes, La Paz
heron in flight
water ballet of the heron
seagull is being robbed
Sierra de la Giganta
flight with prey
stock at sandy beach
professional help from town
carpet is left to the sea
www.waypoints.ch amongst the Top 5!
The offroad-magazine Matsch& Piste nominates the best 20 offroad travel blogs each year. We are thrilled that we managed to be amongst those for the second time with our homepage www.waypoints.ch. This time we made it to 4th place. We are very happy and would like to thank the editorial department and the jury!
We also thank the thousands of visitors monthly for their curiosity. We always enjoy posting some of our traveling experiences in form of photos and notes on our homepage and thus inviting virtual travel companions.
Carnival parade in the Mexican La Paz
Carnival is also celebrated in Mexico and on the boardwalk Malecon La Paz three parades are taking place in the evenings during this time. But the music bands are much smaller than the ones in Switzerland and they play Mexican music without any fault. They don’t march along on the streets, but rather play at fixed spots or they join the parade on huge semi-trailers.
For us gringos many of the presented, local topics on the parade vehicles were alien. Only the many beauty queens of the surrounding village, dressed in glamorous dresses, waving from their vehicles impressed even us. Some of the ladies
Meeting with Fabrice in La Paz and at Tecolote Beach
We met Fabrice and his family for the second time now at the campsite in La Paz. We decided to spend some days together at Tecolote Beach.Here, for the first time, he off-loaded his Zodiac rubber boat with a 25 PS outboard motor which he had carried along for several months. The ride to Isla Espiritu was a bit rough, due to the white crest waves, but we made it. My short fishing attempt from the boat was rather unsuccessful. No fish and my well filled bait box went overboard While I was handling my fishing rod.
I hope it was not swallowed by some fish.
Together with the Swiss couple Vreni and Fredi we spend three days at Tecolote Beach close to La Paz. During the day the bay was crowded by locals.
A Mexican drove with his 4x4 up to the water’s edge and somehow
Crayfish in Mexico
At the first beach we drove to in Mexico we were offered freshly caught crayfish. We cooked the spiky crustaceans in a large pot in salt water for 30 minutes. A feast!
La Bufadora, Ensenada
Tourist-trap close to the American border. Cliffs and an extreme surge as well as a geyser-like fountain are reason enough for
Alabama Hills, California
The "Alabama Hills Recreation Lands" are situated close to the village Lone Pine at the foot of Mount Whitney, the second highest mountain of the United States, at the edge of the Sierra Nevada. Unbelivable impressive landscapes! The rock formations are beautiful and one is free to climb up and around everywhere. We were caught up for ten days at this amazing piece of land.
The museum of Western Film History in Lone Pine is worth a visit. It demonstrates the history of the 400 western movies shot since 1920.
Getty Center, Los Angeles
After a whole day visit to the J. Paul Getty Art Museum we were simply overwhelmed.
Page and Lake Powell
Hordes of American Tourists with own vehicles, but also uncountable international guests with hired cars.
On the Glen Canyon steel-arch bridge you cross the Colorado River and the retaining wall of Lake Powell. Most activities take place in the turquois water. The two impressive marinas hold hundreds of medium sized and large speed and home boats. The 299 km long barrier lake which stretches over the area of Arizona and Utah one can find numerous recreation areas.
A lot of locals visit of these in their gigantic mobile homes carrying along a second vehicle, mostly SUV or a trailer with a motorboat, motorbike or beach buggy. With these they then paint the sand beaches, the dunes or water surface red. Generators are allowed from 6 am to 10 pm. These hours the Ami’s need indeed to run the their up to three aircons per vehicle. And of course, the television is on from early in the morning till late at night.
Lonely Rock Beach
Due to the strong winds we did not stay directly on the sand shores of Lake Powell, but preferred the higher terrace 250 meters inland. Undisturbed vistas over the shrub landscape onto Lonely Rock in the lake waters. We enjoyed our sundowner.
Four young Asians set up camp behind us. And the inevitable happened.
Island in the Sky National Park with solar eclipse
On arrival we were astounded by the amount of busses with uncountable tourists. Numerous rangers granted the tourists to look through very dark sun glasses into the sun. Only then did we realise that today the solar eclipse hysteria ruled.
We enjoyed ourselves just watching the behaviour of the international tourists. Mostly lean Asians, of which some were loud Chinese and some more quiet Japanese. The local Americans of which the majority was not so lean and of which some women were wearing hot pants more suitable for elephants. After all the fuss was over the very busy tourists rushed off to the next highlight.
We were even more impressed by the amazing nature when it became quiet.
Lockhart, the barbeque capital of Texas
The restaurant Cross Market is described as one of the best barbeque venues in Texas. We were hungry and wanted to find out. Luckily, we did not visit during the main eating hours – apparently the queues of the hungry get very long then. Even before we got there Brigitte was laughing about me as she knows about my dislike for eating hot food with only the hands and no cutlery. I already have problems with the burgers here.
The really superbly prepared meat is served on a small piece of fat resistant paper and is charged by weight. No sauces, no cutlery, and so you sit as a little cannibal in front of a mountain of meat, not looking really appetizing. So, no restraint of fatty fingers – just enjoy.
The pieces of meat were really prepared perfectly. Nevertheless, for the next two days I stuck to the motto: nothing fatty anymore.
Luckenbach, a handful of houses
Due to the description in a travel companion we reached Luckenbach with much to high expectations.